Sarah Bigham lives in Maryland with her kind chemist wife, three independent cats, an unwieldy herb garden, several chronic pain conditions, and near-constant outrage at the general state of the world tempered with love for those doing their best to make a difference. A Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee, Sarah’s poetry, fiction and nonfiction have appeared in a variety of great places for readers, writers and listeners. Find her at www.sgbigham.com.

*I am a community college professor. Over the years, students have shared a range of comments with me, from “You are the first gay person I have ever met” (which I know can’t really be  true, but I try to meet my students where they are) to “You are an example to me of living your true life” and “I admire how you unapologetically tell us who you are.” I take these comments as a sign that living my truth makes an impact. We all have the power to change our society for the better, in small (or large) steps at a time.

*I have a soft spot for all sorts of creatures who present as “different” in some way. My wife and I live with three cats, all of whom qualify as “harder to adopt” due to disabilities. I have developed a series of chronic health conditions and realize that, if I were a cat, I would be much harder to place in an adoptive home. I like to think that someone would still adopt me. My wife has stuck with me through all of the medical drama, and remains my largest source of support.  Her love for me has never wavered, despite our life changing quite a bit due to my health.
*”The ologies” my poem in SMITTEN, is a love letter, in the form of a poem, to my wife.
*A perfect day for me would be reading a novel in our garden, in the shade, on a not-too-hot day, while eating the occasional frozen peanut butter cup and waiting for my wife to come home for dinner and one of our favorite shows.
*I write nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, plus I paint. Each one provides a way to express myself, but poetry is the genre I turn to most often for intense feelings that defy easy categorization (or full sentences).

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